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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Bikes: 1998 Serotta Legend (Dura Ace), 2007 Merlin Cyrene (Dura Ace/Ultegra mix)
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Cantilever v. Disk on my new build
Hey folk, I need a bit of guidance; I am getting a gem of a deal on a Lynskey Pro Cross & I have a bit of a dilemma with the braking options. The bike was original built up for one of the wrenches at my LBS and it didn't come to the specs that he wanted (very auspicious for me, as he and I are almost anatomical twins & I was in the market).
This said, he had it built up for disk brakes and I would like to use this bike for more than simply CX purposes (i.e., my hierarchy of needs are as such: 1) Commuting/Winter (the former set up as a roadie); 2) Cross riding; & 3) Back-up roadie when my road bike goes to the LBS hospital.
As such, here are my options: 1) Keep the disk break option; 2) Go disk only on the back and go cantilever up front; or 3) send it back to TN and have them weld on some mounts.
Other than the modest weight penalty, is there any reason that I should scrap the disks? Also, will switching out wheels set up on my roadie (when I am lazy and/or when I want some faster shoes on my cross bike) work with the disks set-up?
Any thoughts and or advice are appreciated.